Scale “Samson” from the Avatar movie

Scale “Samson” from the Avatar movie

When Ralph Kayser saw the science fiction movie “Avatar,” he knew he had to try and build one of the high-tech aircraft that were featured in it. The result is this 33-inch-long Samson, which features Ralph homemade molded part and RC helicopter equipment. Ralph powers it with two Dymond AL 3530 motors on a 3S 2100mAh LiPo for 4-minute flight times. Don’t miss the video, and stay tuned for a detailed article on this fantastic flying creation! Thanks to German magazine Flugmodell und Technik for posting this great piece.

Scale "Samson" from the Avatar movie

Scale "Samson" from the Avatar movie

Ralph Kayser poses with is impressive and very scale-like twin rotor Gunship.


Photo and Video by Uwe Grenda

Scale "Samson" from the Avatar movie

Updated: July 30, 2015 — 11:42 AM


  1. Is it foresale and do you think it will be . A production I think it should be.

  2. I want one!

  3. I want one also ….how much does it cost

  4. Love the video whens it going to be able to buy ?? want one 🙂

  5. That is just TOO COOL!

  6. Where can I get one? It is fantastic.

  7. Oh my goodness.

    He can only sell millions! Even if one doesn’t t fly many will want one to put on their desk or just show.

    Or want a real one. LOL

  8. When i first saw Avatar, i wanted to build a scale model Samson, now someone has built and flown one, i hope they become commercially available, or at least the parts. I want one!!!

  9. Where can i buy one of it? Fantastic!

  10. I wonder which flight controller he is using???

    1. the credits at the end listed Duocopter KK2.0. very versitile, that KK2 board!

  11. Bit of a wobble in the port side nacelle. May want to take a look at the play in the linkages…

    But I still want one!!!

  12. Very well done! Maybe you could give the U.S. Military some ideas!

  13. I want one

  14. Was für ein wundervolles Beispiel für Handwerk Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

  15. Wow, that’s slick.

  16. You have taken the dream of every RC heli guy that saw Avatar and made it happen, Congratulations!!!

  17. Great looking clean lines on this prototype!
    It would most likely take about $150K to machine the foam injection dies for the body so all you have to do is find investors to foot the high initial manufacturing costs, then gamble on it selling enough units to recover the initial investment. I hope someone takes a chance though as this is one slick looking aircraft to go along with a fantastic movie.

  18. We’re can I get one

  19. We’re can I get one.e mail me

  20. I want one! When can I get it and how much?

  21. I want one!!How much?

  22. Congratulations!!! Outstanding prototype!!!

  23. Not just a national military but non-goverenmental contractors too.

    Why not Kickstart it?

  24. I love it and when can I buy one???

  25. Where can i buy one of those !!!!!!:)

  26. Produce it and I will buy it.

  27. I wanna have it!

  28. Hello Mr. Ralph Kayser, could you please furnish the address or a place I could buy one of those model that is a great looking ship. See I read your ad in the Flight magazine you can reach me at or or 480-255-7309. I would be totally grateful for any help you can provide would be very helpful. I hope to hear from you very soon if you contact me by phone it won’t be working until this Friday please contact ASAP, hope to chat with you soon.
    Frank D. Bright

  29. The video doesn’t work

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